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Pakistan | Family List | Asclepiadaceae | Periploca

3. Periploca hydaspidis Falc. in Proc. Linn. Soc. 1:115. 1841. Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 4:12. 1883; Parker, For. Fl. Punj. ed. 3.338. 1956; Browicz, l.c. 87. t. 33. 1966; Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 73.4. 1970.


Twining shrub, usually leafless, branches smooth green, c. 1.5 mm in diameter. Leaves (when present) 40 x 1-3 mm, linear or lanceolate, nerves obscure, petiole 1-2 mm long. Flowers in lax axillary trichotomous cymes. Bracts ovate deciduous or persistent. Calyx 5-lobed, lobes 1-1.5 mm long, ovate, blunt, ciliate. Corolla lobes c. 2.5 mm long, yellow, oblong-lanceolate, glabrous outside, villous inside, corona yellow, of five filiform hairy processes. Filaments glabrous, anthers hairy on the back. Follicles c. 7.5 cm long. Seeds not seen.

Fl. Per.: September-October.

Type: Hab. secus ripas Hydaspidis extra Kashmeer prope, Khutao Kelah, 20.9.1837, Falcener 991 (K).

Distribution: Pakistan, Kashmir, India.

Hooker f. (Fl. Brit. Ind. 4:12.1883) reports it from Afghanistan, but Rechinger f. (Fl. Iran. 73:4.1970) does not.


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